Local Doctor Arrested for Illegally Dispensing Controlled Substances and Threatening to Kill Law Enforcement
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint against SHANNON CHRISTOPHER CEASAR, age 43, a physician who practices in Metairie and resides in New Orleans. On Friday, July 22, 2016, CEASAR was arrested on charges of drug distribution and threatening to murder law enforcement agents. According to court records, CEASAR illegally dispensed and conspired with others to illegally dispense controlled substances, including Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. In addition, based on recorded telephone calls secured by law enforcement, CEASAR was charged with threatening to assault and/or murder federal law enforcement officers with the intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such law enforcement officers while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with the intent to retaliate against such law enforcement on account of the performance of official duties.
- Date:July 25, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions